Creative Time has commissioned and presented ambitious public art projects with thousands of artists throughout New York City, across the country, around the world—and now even in outer space. Our work is guided by three core values: art matters, artists’ voices are important in shaping society, and public spaces are places for creative and free expression. They are acclaimed for the innovative and meaningful projects we have commissioned. Creative Time is committed to presenting important art for our times and engaging broad audiences that transcend geographic, racial, and socioeconomic barriers.
Creative Time Open Call
The Emerging Artist Open Call invites artists working in all mediums to submit proposals for a new public art commission, to be presented in New York City. The call is designed for early career artists as a platform for experimentation and career advancement.
Creative Time welcome proposals from emerging artists, regardless of age, at a critical career juncture in which the opportunity to experiment and receive resources from a major arts organization would be impactful. Proposals can be submitted by single artists or artist collectives that meet the below criteria:
– Artists must have experience conceiving and executing works or projects, but have not yet received substantial support from a major arts institution.
– Artists must be over 21, and based in the New York City area.
– Artists cannot be currently enrolled in a degree program.
Creative Time commissions are initiated by staff who spend time staying familiar with the work of artists creating public art projects worldwide.
Creative Time offers varying residencies. Check their website regularly for updates on fellowship opportunities!
Creative Time hosts an annual Summit where thinkers, dreamers, and doers working at the intersection of art and politics. To join their annual summit, which takes place in different cities every year, all you need to do is register and pay a registration fee. Video recordings from past summit sessions are shared on the Creative Time website.
Creative Time offers semester-long internships to undergraduates, graduate students, and recent graduates in each of our departments. Undergraduate, graduate and first-year post-grad students to apply are encouraged to apply. This is an unpaid internship so college credit is preferred participation. Selection for Creative Time’s internship program is made on the basis of the applicant’s interest and motivation in working for Creative Time, demonstrated ability to contribute, and commitment to a meaningful work experience. Interest and experience in nonprofits, public art, and the arts more broadly are a plus. Interns are expected to commit to the entire semester with a minimum of 2-3 days a week in the office. To apply, please send an application form with a cover letter, resume, writing sample (academic or professional, no longer than 3 pages) as ONE attachment, as well as the name and contact information for two references, to firstname.lastname@example.org. More details and application form are available here.
Volunteers are key to the success of each of our programs. Join the Creative Time volunteer email list by emailing email@example.com to be notified when there are opportunities to get involved.
Each year Creative Time seeks volunteers to staff their annual three-day Summit. Responsibilities range from helping participants navigate the Summit and additional support for the Creative Time staff. Volunteer benefits include free entrance to the Summit with complimentary lunch and snacks, opportunities to meet our guest artists, activists, theorists, teachers, and policymakers, experience working closely with Creative Time staff and an opportunity to play a key role in the production of a large-scale event, and the ability to take part in Summit activities such as discussions and workshops. To volunteer, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and phone number.